Tag Archives: J.K. Rowling

Diagon Alley, “The Silkworm”, and MuggleNet Live!: Expo Patronum – Our 2014 Year in Review

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It's that time of year again! MuggleNet looks back at all the ups and downs of "Potter" fandom in 2014 with our annual Year in Review. Read More »

“MuggleCast” #275: “Quarter Quell” now available!

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It's the end of 2014, and the "MuggleCast" boys (Andrew, Eric, and Micah) with special guest Selina Wilken are here to recap the biggest news stories of the year. While not the biggest year for news, several important indicators point toward an even more exciting 2015. Keeping that in mind, the hosts have a very special announcement on this episode regarding "MuggleCast"'s return to regular programming! Read More »

UPDATED: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” to be adapted by BBC

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J.K. Rowling has just announced via Twitter that the first Cormoran Strike novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling", written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will be adapted as a TV drama on BBC One! Read More »

Christmas surprises coming to Pottermore

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Get into the festive spirit with brand new Christmas surprises coming to Pottermore! Read More »

“Potter” items to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

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Got cash to burn? Exclusive "Potter" items are going up for auction next week! Read More »

J.K. Rowling hosts charity conference, meets with girl helped by Lumos

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J.K. Rowling's charity, Lumos, has helped nearly 12,000 children move out of institutions and be reunited with their families or communities over the last five years. Last week, during a conference she hosted for government officials in London, Rowling was able to meet one of the children she's helped face to face. Read More »

UPDATED: Mystery surrounding J.K. Rowling’s new Twitter header image

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J.K. Rowling surprised fans earlier today when she changed her Twitter header image to a pile of mysterious papers, leaving everyone baffled. What does it mean?! Read More »

J.K. Rowling has completed the script for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

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Buried in a recent "Telegraph" interview with "Potter" producer David Heyman is some exciting news for "Harry Potter" fans - the script for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is complete. Read More »

Pricing dispute between Amazon, Hachette at an end

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The ongoing battle between Hachette Book Group and Amazon is finally at an end. The two companies recently reached a multi-year agreement for book sales. This is great news for readers since throughout the dispute, Amazon has been postponing the availability of books by the Hachette Group, including J.K. Rowling’s "The Silkworm", penned under pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Read More »

Book Review: “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

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Robert Galbraith's first novel enjoyed great financial and critical success even before he turned out to be J. K. Rowling, she of the Harry Potter series. The excitement of being a first-time author all over again seems to have spurred her imagination, bringing us this second Cormoran Strike mystery. I think it is as scintillating as the first installment, and if you'll forgive the slight spoiler, I look forward to following what promises to be an ongoing series. Read More »

J.K. Rowling releases new Pottermore short story on Dolores Umbridge

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As we learned last week, J.K. Rowling has written a new story on Dolores Umbridge, arguably one of the most disliked characters in the series, as part of Pottermore's Trick or Treat Celebration. Today, that new story has been released! Read More »

Pottermore releases first set of “Order of the Phoenix” chapters!

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Over the past week, Pottermore has been teasing its followers on social media and the Pottermore Insider that "all will be revealed" today, October 31, Halloween. And indeed, they did make quite the reveal! As many fans could have guessed, that Halloween secret was the release of all-new moments from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". Read More »

When the world threw in the towel

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When the final movie hit theaters, some of my friends asked me, “What are you going to do now that 'Harry Potter' is over?” At first, the answer to that question scared me because although I knew I would never stop loving 'Harry Potter', I didn’t know what I was going to do... Read More »

J.K. Rowling to release new story on Halloween!

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As part of Pottermore's Trick or Treat Celebration leading up to Halloween, it has been revealed that J.K. Rowling will release a new 1,700-word story! Read More »

“MuggleCast” #274: “Solve for Synopsis” now available!

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The "MuggleCast" boys are back! J.K. Rowling's recent Twitter antics have called your veteran "Harry Potter" podcast hosts out of hiatus to discuss the latest revelations regarding the forthcoming "Fantastic Beasts" film! Join Andrew, Micah, and Eric as they dissect every word (just like old times) of J.K. Rowling's brief Twitter synopsis, as well as explore the implications of Jo's frequent activity and cover some other recent news. Read More »

MuggleNet Throwback: J.K. Rowling joins Twitter!

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It's 2009, and Queen Rowling herself has joined the Twittersphere! But tweeting isn't all it's cracked up to be for the "Harry Potter" author. Find out why in this week's MuggleNet Throwback! Read More »

MuggleNet Throwback: JKR becomes a comic book legend?

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What happens when the world of our Queen Rowling collides with that of one amazing comic book artist? The answer is in this week's MuggleNet Throwback! Read More »

J.K. Rowling reveals her Patronus on Twitter

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After hinting at an upcoming Patronus test on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling answered a fan's question on Twitter about what her own Patronus would be. Read More »

J.K. Rowling backs new reading campaign

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has lent her support to a new campaign designed to promote higher reading standards for children. Find out more here. Read More »

J.K. Rowling hints at upcoming Patronus test on Pottermore

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In response to a fan's tweet about the lack of an official Patronus test, J.K. Rowling teases that Pottermore will solve this problem. Read More »